Physical Ultrasonics Research and Engineering Group

Department of Physics

National Center for Physical Acoustics

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The ultrasonics group has a new web page which is linked here.

About Us

The ultrasonics group has a broad array of interests including therapeutic and diagnostic applications of ultrasound, cavitation physics, propagation in ordered and disorded meta-materials, and broadband characterization of materials.

The members include Dr. Joel Mobley, Dr. Cecille Labuda, and Dr. Charles C. Church.


  • Granular Materials
  • Phononic Metamaterials
  • Broadband Methods
  • Acoustic Holography
  • Acoustic Cavitation
  • Nonlinear Phenomena
  • Bioeffects and Safety
  • Highly Dispersive Materials
  • Slide Shows

    phase space
    acoustic fountain, ultrasonic fountain, Fresnel lens
    HIFU group, ultrasonics group
    At Work


    Prof. A.B. Lewis oral history page

    The oral history page provides links to audio recordings made by Dr. Arthur B. Lewis, a Physics professor at Ole Miss whose career at the Oxford campus lasted 35 years from 1936 to 1971. As is evident from these recordings, Dr. Lewis was a master storyteller with a remarkable command of detail, vividly recalling events from his youth some 70 years in the past. His enthralling stories provide a unique view of the history of the university and the personalities behind such names as Kennon, Hume and Bishop, among others.

    When he first joined the faculty he held a joint appointment in the Mathematics and Physics Departments, and he moved over to Physics full time in 1941. He served as Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1953-57 and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts from 1957-69. He also attended Ole Miss, receiving a BA in Physics in 1923. The Physics Department is located in Lewis Hall which was named in his honor in 1977.

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